East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail This recipe makes one (1) cocktail. Multiply by all your guests, plus add a bit extra because they will be coming back for “dividends!”  1 1/2 oz brandy 1 tsp Jamaican dark rum 1/2 tsp triple sec 1/2 tsp pineapple juice 1 dash bitters Mix all ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain into cocktail glasses. Serve with…

Hurricane, a toast to Joaquin

This Nor’easter turned out MUCH more mean, than the hurricane known as Joaquin…but there ain’t no drink called “Nor’easter” I think, so here’s to my dear New Orleans! Pat O’Brien’s New Orleans Hurricane 1 ounce lemon juice 4 ounces dark rum 4 ounces red passion fruit cocktail mix Crushed ice Orange slice and cherry for…

Pirate’s Bloody Mary

It’s a rainy day on the hook with a cabin full of bored pirates. You can start those filter cleaning projects. Or organize your bungee cords. Or you can just throw the whole day away and break out a deck of cards and the Bloody Marys. Let’s go with the latter. Here are the ingredients…

Irish Coffee

First, brew a pot of strong black coffee. Today we used the good ‘ol camp set percolator and some dark roast coffee. Fill water in the pot to just under the basket. Fill the basket full of dark roast coffee. Put the lid on the basket and secure the coffee pot lid. Place on the…

Shampagne

No, that’s not a typo…it’s a joke.  You loved Nojitos, right?  Well here is my latest entry in the “Mocktails” or “Sober Pirate’s Nonetheless Festive Libations” category…faux champagne.  Sham-pagne.  Get it? For ingredients, you need equal parts (fill a pitcher with half of one, then fill with the other(s)) white grape juice and EITHER ginger…

Tom & Jerry – the cocktail, not the cartoon

  I love regional drinks. Sazerac in New Orleans, Mint Juleps in Kentucky, Singapore Slings in…well…Singapore. (not that I’ve been there) But until moving to the Great Lakes region had I ever heard of a Tom & Jerry? Come to find out, buying Tom & Jerry batter at your local store in northern Wisconsin is…

Faux-hitos (’tis drink be jolly fer ye)

It’s a mojito, but virgin…a “fauxito”…get it?  Really it’s just minted limeade, but at anchor, on a late summer  evening, some crew wanting to imbibe, others not so much…a mojito-like drink is pretty refreshing either way.  So here we go…

Pusser’s Pain Killer (’tis drink be bad fer ye )

The United States Sailboat Show is not just about shuffling around from yacht to yacht in your stocking feet. It’s not about getting the best deal on the latest Navionics charts or Espar heater. We all know, it’s really about Pusser’s Pain Killers. And the making of a Pain Killer can all be easily described…

The Pirate’s Elixer

And now…a favorite pirate cocktail using “medicinal” Ginger Beer and rum. Dark ‘n Stormy Here’s the quick and easy recipe: 2 ounces Gosling’s Rum 3 ounces Ginger Beer Lime wedge Pour over ice. Garnish with a lime. Watch the sun go down.